Online Training Sessions : New Facilities at Société GRICS
Last October, two new classrooms equipped with VIA eSolutions video and web
conferencing equipment were set up at Société GRICS. These
new facilities allow Société GRICS
to meet the growing demand for distance learning.
An overview of Société GRICS training statistics since 2011 reveals
steady growth over the months in the number of online training sessions.
For example, there were 8 distance learning courses
for February 2011 while 39 were held in February 2012.
Distance learning can add up to real savings in time, as well as
savings in travel and accommodation expenses. Moreover, it
brings together, in one real-time learning space, participants from
all over Québec.
For more information about Société GRICS online training sessions,
please consult the
training sessions, please contact
the training team.
Rate Adjustments for 2012-2013
Société GRICS recently informed its clients of the
adjustments for 2012-2013. On March 1, 2012, consulting,
custom development and training services fees were increased by
2,1 %. A 2,1 % adjustment, applicable to all Société
GRICS products, will come into effect on July 1, 2012.
Please see the
official March 1, 2012 release on this topic for
further details, or refer to the simulated annual invoice that was
recently sent to you by
Société GRICS Administrative Suite of Software : Update on the
The development of the new ERP Finance module, which will
replace DOFIN, is moving along
steadily. A first version of the structure of the chart of
accounts has been developed. The first module in
development concerns fixed assets. In the coming weeks,
the work team will examine reports required by school boards
regarding fixed assets and will validate the reports available
The work team has enlisted the expertise of experienced Dynamics
AX implementation consultants to accelerate the learning of
Finance functionalities and to optimize the use of relevant
With respect to testing, the members of the
Advisory and User Committees are fine-tuning the
strategy in line with the availability and gradual
implementation of the modules. Experimenters who will test
the new modules have
been informed about the development process. The experimental
environment is hosted at Société GRICS, while DOFIN remains with
the school boards.
For the human resources component of the new ERP suite,
development of the HR module is underway. The team is
currently working on the vision framework, and a consultative
committee is being set up.
The development and testing of the new
ERP components involve the participation of users and tools, and
modes of communication are being developed to promote feedback
and productive exchanges.
For more information regarding the latest developments in
the Finance and Human resources modules, please contact the
Version 3.14 of the Edu-group Portal - Now Available
Version 3.14 of the
Edu-group Portal was recently made available.
This version of the portal includes several new features such as
drag-and-drop selection of files and attachments, and new
functions within the calendar module to manage room and
facilities reservations. In addition, new functionalities
in the parents' personal space provide easier access to a range
of information of interest to them.
Half-day videoconference training sessions devoted exclusively
to this version of Edu-group Portal are now available.
For more information. please contact